Big Savage Closing – Dec 1st
All good things must come to an end …. at least for a couple of months. The Big Savage Tunnel will close for the winter Thursday, December 1st. This is an annual seasonal closing to seal relatively warm air in the tunnel and prevent ice from damaging the entrance and concrete liner. Thanks for visiting…Read More
ALERT! GAP TRAIL CLOSING FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS | NOV 8, 2022
ALERT! GAP TRAIL CLOSING FOR BIRDGE REPAIRS | NOV 8, 2022 To our trail community, we want you all to be aware that this fall, Somerset County will be closing the GAP from the Harnedsville Trail Head (Mile Marker 59) to the Markelton Trail Head (Mile Marker 50). The County has hired Crilon Corp. to…Read More
GAP Trail delays Mile 110 – 111. Cedar Creek / West Newton
Intermittent Closures at Cedar Creek Park (GAP Mile 110) Partially Obstructed: Intermittent closures in Cedar Creek Park; expect brief delays during daylight hours. For through riders, check with the crews working for a way around the closed portion.Read More
The Big Savage Tunnel is open.
The trail crew from Somerset County, plus volunteers, opened the Big Savage Tunnel. The lights are on and it will remain open through the 2022 season. The trails leading up to the tunnel, from both sides, are still wet and a little soft, but will dry and compact. A new limestone surface was laid, from…Read More
The Big Savage Tunnel opens April 1st
The Big Savage Tunnel will open April 1st. It’s been a long winter, but spring is rapidly approaching, even in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. That translates to robins returning, turkey vultures sailing on the thermals, skunk cabbage in the wetlands, and most of all, the Big Savage Tunnel, Mile 22 on the Great…Read More
Big Savage Tunnel will close Monday, Dec. 6th.
All good things must come to an end …. at least for a couple months. The Big Savage Tunnel will close for the winter Monday, December 6th. This is an annual seasonal closing to seal relatively warm air in the tunnel, and prevent ice from damaging the entrance and concrete liner. Thanks for visiting the…Read More
HEADS UP – Heavy vehicles on the GAP
Somerset County is resurfacing the GAP between the Mason & Dixon Line (Mile 21) and Miller’s Run Trail Access/Sand Patch (Mile 28). Between November 15th and the 24th. That includes the Big Savage Tunnel. The tunnel WILL NOT BE CLOSED during the work, but there will be big trucks coming through while trail users are going…Read More
Fall Color at Peak
Fall color is a highlight of the season along the GAP in Somerset County. The following two weeks will feature kaleidoscopic views all along the trail. Some Suggestions; Starting in Confluence, ride south 9 Miles to the Pinkerton Horn. At Pinkerton, views from the High Bridge are spectacular. Add the Pinkerton Tunnel and the…Read More
Pizza, Espresso & Scones … Oh My!
Confluence welcomes two new restaurants! The Tissue Farm opened an espresso and tea shop in May. The menu features espresso drinks, chai (made in-house), hot chocolate, teas, and lemonade located on Latrobe Ave. Plus, locally made baked goods are on hand. A recent Five-Star Google Review sums it up; “Their espresso drinks and their cold press are…Read More
Outflow Campground Open
The popular Outflow Campground at Youghiogheny has reopened. Bikers are welcome to enjoy this convenient location next to the river, just below the outflow of the Youghiogheny Reservoir. Camping sites are available with hammock hooks and nearby restrooms and showers. The campground is a very short bike ride, or walk, to all of Confluence’s services…Read More